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| Shadow Tag
| Stepping on Shadows
Shadow Tag (Japanese: かげふみ Stepping on Shadows) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Six Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Wynaut and Wobbuffet.
Shadow Tag prevents all foes from fleeing (including Teleport) or switching out while the Pokémon with this Ability is on the field.
Using Baton Pass, U-turn, Volt Switch, or Parting Shot will still cause the Pokémon to switch out. Having the Ability Run Away or holding a Smoke Ball allows the Pokémon to flee or Teleport, but not switch.
If a wild Pokémon has Shadow Tag and the player's Pokémon faints, if the player attempts to flee instead of sending out another Pokémon, they are unaffected by Shadow Tag.
Shadow Tag does not affect allies.
Shadow Tag now makes the Pokémon immune to the effects of other Pokémon's Shadow Tag. Holding a Shed Shell allows the Pokémon to switch out, but not flee or Teleport.
Ghost-type Pokémon are now immune to Shadow Tag.
Outside of battle
Shadow Tag has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Shadow Tag
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
|| Mega Gengar
| When the user is hidden in shadows, the opponent is unable to retreat.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| When Mega Gengar is hidden in shadows, the opponent is unable to retreat.
| X's Garma
|| Changing Gengar
In other languages